Pope Benedict led Roman Catholics into Holy Week celebrations on April 17th, telling the lively Sunday crowd that "man will pay the price for his pride if he believes technology can give him the powers of God.”
The pope, who recently celebrated his 84th birthday, reinforced traditional views about the Catholic religion, explaining that people need to be careful not to let their faith become tainted or threatened by technology.
"From the beginning men and women have been filled – and this is as true today as ever – with a desire to ‘be like God’, to attain the heights of God by their own powers,” he said.
The pope noted that advances in technology have bettered our life on earth in many ways, but that they have also increased possibilities for evil and chaos and that people need to "abandon the pride of wanting to become God,” if they wish to maintain a relationship with him.
It seems like science and religion are at odds once again, what a shock!